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Wednesday, October 16 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Civil Communications, Civic Engagement, and Participatory Democracy

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Society is becoming increasingly divisive. How do we create spaces for civil conversations across our communities and even families? What are ways to foster a culture of inclusion and understanding of different lived experiences? Join our panelists to hear how to facilitate civil conversations and learn how family givers can support meaningful dialogue across communities with different perspectives.

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avatar for Ricardo Estrada

Ricardo Estrada

President and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services
Ric Estrada is CEO of Metropolitan Family Services. Founded in 1857 Metropolitan is one of Illinois’ largest and best respected human services agencies. Since joining Metropolitan in 2011 Estrada has helped the agency more than double in revenueand families served.Estrada has nearly... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Swoyer Green

Jessica Swoyer Green

Board Vice President, The Duchossois Family Foundation
In her fifth year as a board director for The Duchossois Family Foundation, Jessica Swoyer Green assists in stewarding investments in the areas of education and wellness. Having been actively involved in philanthropy for over ten years, Jessica seeks to support Chicago-land community... Read More →
avatar for Lucas Johnson

Lucas Johnson

Executive Director - Civil Conversations Project, The On Being Project
Lucas Johnson has deep, global experience in conflict resolution and community organizing. He has been shaped by his time learning from veterans of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., most closely Vincent Harding and Dorothy Cotton, and by his work with human rights activists around... Read More →
avatar for Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
Today, more than 85 percent of Americans identify as religious, whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, or another religious identity. Too often throughout history, those lines of religious difference have been a source of conflict: fueling war, intolerance, and... Read More →



Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom F-H, 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611